Calamagrostis nutkaensis (J.Presl) Steud.

Pacific Reed Grass

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Calamagrostis

Category: Grass

Zones: 7 to

Size: 3 to 5' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Coarse, semi-evergreen leaves. Inflorescences start with a purple tint, drying to beige. Can take full sun in moist soil. Clumping.


Published in Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1(3): 190 in 1854.

Basionym Deyeuxia nutkaensis J.Presl.

Native to the Pacific coast north from California.


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